In the front part of the gallery, students have been looking at Ress' large drawings on canvas-backed paper. They have noticed that she is drawing from nature (trees, birds, grasses) and makes cuts in the paper in very linear, almost mechanical ways. One portion in particular of these 2-d to 3-d reconstructions is especially compelling and reminded students of a nest, a t-rex head, and a skull; another work's cut outs reminded students of a visual map of dance steps. Ress's process of cutting into her drawings and then constructing new forms with the paper is key to our central theme, "how does a drawing grow?"
|Ruth's still lives|
|Fifth graders from Brooklyn New School|
|Kindergartners from PS 676|
Back in the classroom students continued to explore the question, "how can a drawing grow?" Kentler's teaching artists provided new the students with new materials that inspired students to build. Going from 2-d to 3-d, just like Ress's drawing, the students' work grew and grew...
|Installation at PS 15|